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'm going to take a few minutes today to honor my colleague, the senior senator from new mexico, jeff bingaman, as he retires from a long career of service to our country. for 30 years, senator bingaman has been a dedicated representative of the people of new mexico, but for those -- for 26 of those years, he was a junior senior from new mexico. the only person that i know of that was a junior senator longer than senator bingaman was fritz hollings. he was a junior senator for many, many decades to strom thurmond. but 26 years here in the senate still makes you a fairly senior member. jeff served alongside senator pete domenici, the longest serving senator in new mexico's history, until in 2009 he was the most senior junior senator. still, mr. president, jeff bingaman has never been one to get hung up on titles or credits. if there were ever the conscience of this body, it's jeff bingaman, a man who has been called by others, including by ron dorgan, a -- including byron dorgan, a workhorse. that's really true. for three decades, he has quietly and with dignity fought for the people o
gentleman from new mexico, senator jeff bingaman. senator, thank you for joining us. >> [cheers and applause] >> thank you. >> stephen: thank you so much for getting me ready for this job in january which is imnent. >> terrific. we're looking forward to having you here. i'll be gone but we're going forward to having you here anyway? >> are you leaving because i'm coming? >> no, i was planning to leave before you announced your plans to come. >> stephen: what a shame. i'll miss you in the steam room? >> a degree. >> stephen: is there a steam room? >> there is a steam room. >> stephen: okay. [ laughter ] what do i need to know about the senate? >> well it's not as exciting as you mie expect. >> stephen: i don't expect it to be exciting at all. >> you'll fit right in if you don't expect excitement here. the work here is pretty straightforward. you try to understand the issues that you are going to be voting on, and that pretty much occupies the day. >> stephen: and what do you get paid? >> $174,000 is the current salary. >> stephen: not a week, a year? >> this is a year. i know it doesn't compa
. >>> employees at a new mexico grocery store were shocked to find a semiautomatic handgun and several rounds of ammunition packed in a frozen meat shipment. the package came from a meat packing plant in colorado, and now authorities in both states are working to track down the gun owner and determine if it was involved in any crimes. >>> and finally, in san diego, eh, forget online dating. just purchase a billboard like this millionaire! it reads, "all i want for christmas is a latina girlfriend," along with his e-mail address, although i don't know if it will work too well. real estate mogul mark paskin is no stranger to the spotlight, starring in a reality show last year called "the secret millionaire." don't hold your breath, mark. >>> thursday night football, broncos/raiders. denver quarterback peyton manning completed completion number 5,000 in his career, second place behind brett favre pt the broncos won 26-18 over oakland. to the nba now, where the knicks' raymond felton led the way for battle of first place in the eastern conference and new york had a big half to beat the heat 112-9
to 6 inches of snow. even parts of northern arizona and new mexico could wind up with snow on the ground. the midwest is expecting to see snow from that same system later this week. >>> of course, the big question is how far east will that system make its way. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein has the full forecast. tom? >> santa has retractible wheels on the snow. if there's no snow, he'll make here. we have a cloudy sky here. but a few breaks in the clouds around the brew ridge in shenandoah valley. the fog earlier this evening has dissipated. we've got the winds increasing. right now we're in the 40s to around 50 degrees. much of the region. the winds are gusting around 15 miles per hour. hometown forecast, waldorf, charles county by 6:30 near 50 and breaks in the clouds and partly sunny by noontime into the mid 50s and slight chance of a sprinkle. slight chance of sprinkles during the perhaps late morning and early afternoon and otherwise just clouds coming through. highs reaching the upper 50s. little sunshine in and out through the afternoon. we'll have changes o
a factory fire. >>> check out what turned up in a grocery store delivery in new mexico. an employee discovered this pistol and seven rounds of ammo stashed in a case of frozen meat. that worker told the supervisor who immediately called police. detectives put the gun's serial number and description into a national database. that could help track down the owner. >>> breaking news now. the owner of a bangladesh clothing factory where 112 people were killed last month lost its fire safety certification in june. the factory owner told the associated press that he was only authorized to build a three-story facility. he illegally expanded it to eight stories and was adding a ninth floor at the time of the fire. despite the violations, the factory produced clothes for disney, walmart, and sears. the fire is bangladesh's worst ever industrial accident. >>> this morning emergency teams are working to rescue hundreds of people missing after a typhoon hit the philippines. more than 400 people are believed to be missing. the powerful typhoon battered the country back on tuesday, killing 500 peo
. we clean him in new mexico -- reclaim him in new mexico. next is steve nadel from the council on the energy efficient economy. we have mark wagner, a vice president with johnson controls. finally, matt golden is a principal at efficiency.org and the policy chair at efficiency first. before our call on our witnesses, my colleague who is soon to be the chair of the energy committee and a distinguished member of this finance committee was very interested in these issues, let me defer to him. >> as you know, there is not a lot of certainty about what goes on in the united states senate, including when the senate session may rock but for this year. i just want to know -- note there is one certainty for everyone that works in the energy field. that is that these debates will be less thoughtful and less informed because you will not be part of those debates. i think people are going to understand that when voices it raised and debates get shrill, just how valuable those particular are tributes are. you always brought us back to reality when debates seemed to move in different directi
. mr. leahy: madam president, i see the distinguished senior senator from new mexico on the floor, and i would yield to him. the presiding officer: the senator from new mexico. mr. bingaman: i thank my colleague, senator leahy. i would -- madam president, what is *t pending business before the senate now? is it an amendment to this legislation? the presiding officer: amendment number 3371 is the pending business. mr. bingaman: madam president, i'd ask that that amendment be set aside and that i be permitted to call up amendment number 3344 and ask for its immediate consideration. the presiding officer: without objection. the clerk will report the amendment. the clerk: the senator from new mexico, mr. bingaman, proposes an amendment numbered 3344. mr. bingaman: i'd ask that further reading of the amendment be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. bingaman: madam president, this is an amendment offered by myself and cosponsored by senators webb and wyden. it would provide for the approval of an agreement between the united states and the republic of palau in
by lawsuits because they may not necessarily be catering to same-sex marriages. saw this over in new mexico with elaine photography when a photographer said i don't care to photograph same-sex marriage ended up being sued. this lawsuit is still going on right now. >> jimmy williams, welcome back. just explain to me. i'm sure there's a logic to it. i always look at these things as social issues. i wish they were decided at the state level and not the federal level. why is this not decided at the state level? why must this go to the supreme court for a constitutional decision? >> well listen, i think if we look back at the history of this country when it comes to the issue of equality, would you ask the state of mississippi in 1960 whether they thought equal rights for african americans was something they should decide on solely? or do you think that was a national issue? i don't think there's anybody today that actually thinks that equal rights for anybody in this country should have been divided by a bunch of racists in the 1960s. or from my home state in south carolina. when you're talking
along with my colleague, tom udall of new mexico, to propose reforms that we think are healthy for dialogue and debate and that we would accept in the minority. if we want to block a simple majority vote, we should have the guts to stand up on the floor of the senate, make our case before our colleagues, and before the american people. if we don't have the courage of our convictions to do that, then we should sit down, shut up, and let a majority go ahead and make the decision. >> so i know you've been talking to many of your colleagues. you've been working on this a long time. do you think that you and senator udall have the votes? and in particular, do you think that the leadership, like senator reid, will be with you on this, as opposed to the merging coalition with mccain and levin? >> senator reid will have the votes for whatever package he puts together. certainly, i'm advocating that that include the talking filibuster. that i think that if we take the momentum that's built up over the past two years and squander it in the fashion proposed by some colleagues today, we mi
. dryden made new mexico russ technical contributions to research in high speed err dynamics, fluid dynamics and acoustics and pub mished more than 100 papers in technical journals. the dryden flight research center was named after him in 1976, it's nasa's premier sight -- site for research. neil armstrong joined nacra -- naca and then nasa. he flew over 00 different models of aircraft such as the storied x-15. he transfered to astronaut status in 196 and was command pilot for the gemini 8 mission when he performed the first successful docking of two vehicles in space. as spacecraft commander for apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing mission, neil armstrong enspired millions around the world. he inspired me. and he passed away just this past august. madam speaker, it's clear that neil armstrong never sought the honor of having a nasa center named after him while he was alye. and the truth is his name is going to live long throughout history whether or not we ever name anything for him. and i expect that today we'll approve this legislation and that's fine but i hope that all me
, former miss fitness of new mexico and the official personal trainer of the atlanta hawks cheerleaders. so you say that people shouldn't worry about hitting the gym. >> no, you just want to focus on being less sedentary. you want to move when you can. it's not about necessarily getting to the gym and getting on a treadmill or elliptical machine. you just want to move. if you have a desk job, you want to get up every hour, move around a few minutes a day. if you sit a lot. you really want to stand up when you can. i feel like we're going to evolve into this hunch backed society. so you want to focus on standing up, engaging the core and moving around. >> i know you brought a few problems with you. one of them kind of scares me. it's a broom. what are we doing with that? >> we're going to be cleaning. >>. >> okay, good. >> you can do several things. you can put the broom behind your neck. stand feet shoulder width apart, engage your abs and you'll twist side to side. so we'll work our obliques here, just with a brook so you can be sweeping, and then in the middle of sweeping, you can do the
fox was relected and followed by calderon a new mexico can president. he is like the tony blare of mexico and reformed the left party and wants to continue good relations. a lot of good will. secretary clinton makes phone calls every day . why can't she make one for a marine in need. we have a huge economic had relationship with mexico and they are number three behind canada and chin a. a lot of leverage we should start bying. >> brian: if we can't get the secretary of state's attention or assistant secretary of state's attention you think american people should cancel tourist and cruises to that area or anything else we can do? >> yeah, when mexico realizes that what is on the line and something that you just mentioned it is it a huge amount is tourism and really when they, you know this man has been in jail for more than four months. he try tod facility law and declared the weapon to the border guard. is it worth them getting the venal corrupt image on top of all of the violence that why associate with mexico. do they want to pay the millions and billions in lost tourism just
: in farmington, new mexico, a republican. smitty. this is if anybody wants to know how much money we waste, we recently had a guy in the northwest that won the lottery and took home $800,000 cash and went to his local food stamp office, told them he had won the money and they said he still qualified for food stamps. these people are nuts. the federal government probably has a very minimum -- and i've worked for government and i've worked in the utility industry, which is almost the same as the government, at least 40% overpaid. too many people working. at least 40% more people than they need to do the job. when these people say they're cutting the budget, they're not cutting a pink. they are cutting the growth in government. if congress does not vote themselves raising any more. they get automatic raises. unless somebody has the go nads to say we need a raise this year. they have not done that since they put that into effect. they don't vote on raises and more. host: your response? guest: i don't agree with all of youro fax ofncts. one can find instances of fraud and waste in the government as
administration and the mayor of new mexico. -- t.j. the town has a number of businesses that have not reopened since the storm. live coverage starts at 10:00 a.m. eastern on c-span3. >>> my inspiration was the idea i wanted to explain how deal it happened. we do know the story of the cold war, we know that the documents, we have seen the archives and described relationships between roosevelt and stalin and churchill and true man. we know the main event from our point of view. we read them and written them. what i wantedded to do was show from a different angle from the ground up bhap did it feel like to be one of the people who were subjected to this system and how did people make choices in that system and how did they react and behave. it's interesting one of the thing that happened since 19789 is the region that we used to call eastern europe has become differentiated. it's no longer these countries no longer have much in common with one another except the common memory of communist occupation. >> more with the pulitzer prize winner ann on life in soviet east germany from the end of world w
. they can use it to help in their recovery efforts in the most flexible way possible host: new mexico has two air force bases, two national research allowance, and many folks are dependent on federal money for work and assistance programs. for her. -- it will hurt. , democratic caller. caller: explain the logic behind what taxing one of our biggest corporations, which is the religious work -- religious churches and all of that that make $10 trillion a year. and also, how come medicare pays for -- i think it is $1 billion now -- a formula enhancement drugs. that is a pleasure, not a need. -- for male enhancement drugs. that is a pleasure, not a need. host: independent caller, go ahead. caller: i would like to bring up the point that you have brought of the federal portion of the moneys and the money does not go -- come out of nowhere. that is the tax dollars, or has been borrowed, were printed. that money is not without cost. i would like to have your opinion on that. thet: you're referring to state's share that has to match the federal dollars, and yes, it has to come from somewhere. we h
of problems he caused, he goes on vacation. and betty is with us from albuquerque, new mexico. democrats line. good morning. caller: good morning and happy holidays. when we discussed the republican party these days, it seems people do not want to talk about the fact that they really are not a viable entity and probably have not been for the last 10 years. bruce bartlett, a gentleman who is a hang wrecking -- high- ranking republican, said it 6 simply. the party has been reduced to stupid people and crazies. that is what john boehner has had a lot of problems. these people have taken over. the american public has come out of this 30-year,. we realize why we are where we're at. we're in this terrible fiscal problem because of policies that originated under bush-cheney in the name of two wars, tinkering with the doughnut hole in medicare, and tax cuts that were given to the wealthy during times of war. unprecedented, never done before in the history of the united states. all of these things combined have gotten us into this fiscal problem. guest: i think you can clearly look, over the years fro
. president? the presiding officer: the senator from new mexico. mr. bingaman: are we in a quorum call, mr. president? the presiding officer: we are not. mr. bingaman: mr. president, earlier today, the senate voted to grant permanent normal trade relations to russia by a vote of 92-4 and i strongly supported that bill. to extend pntr to russia, we had to repeal an out-of-date policy that was adopted during the cold war. that is, the jackson-vanik amendment. i want to speak briefly on the senate floor this afternoon about another out-of-date policy of the cold war that i believe should be ended, and that is the trade embargo on cuba. i have spoken about this many times in the past, along with senator pell, senator dodd and many others. i argued against the helms-burton act in 1996. for the past 50 years, our country's policy toward cuba has been essentially stagnant. the core element of our policy, our foreign policy, which is the embargo, has authorized in a proclamation signed by president kennedy on february 3, 1962. that's 51 years ago. at that time, president kennedy justified the emba
to be the best that they can be. host: republican caller. caller: this is smitty from farmington, new mexico. what a wonderful time to get in. ms. sawhill, you are so outdated it's incredible. if anybody wants to know how much money we waste, we just recently had a guy up in the northwest that won a lottery, took home $800,000 cash, and went down to his local -- his local food stamp office, told them that he won the money and they said he still qualified for food stamps. these people are nuts. the federal government probably has a minimum, a very minimum, and i worked for government and i worked in the utility industry which is almost the same as working for government, at least 40% overpaid, at least too many people working. at least 40% working than they need to do the job. when they say they're cutting the government, they're not cutting a darn thing. congress doesn't vote for raises any more. they get automatic raises unless people have the gonads and say they don't need a raise this year. i don't think they've done it since they put that into effect. they don't vote on raises any more.
to show you a picture of the new president of mexico. you would think he'd value relations with the u.s. and understand what the marines mean to us. what do you say to him as we look at enrique? >> and this case. this is wrong and do the right thing. he should be released immediately. this was an administrative mistake. he is not a gun runner and you know it. please release him. >> brian: you know, you never are a form marine. we hear that all the time. a marine is in trouble, marines across this country. they should be contacting their congressmen and women, contacting their senator. letting the white house know this cannot stand and we need an answer before christmas and get your son home. marine always, and they are a tight unit, they should rally to your side now. i hope you feel that and felt this along the way. but electric here on in, they have to rally to your side. >> thank you so much, brian. >> brian: well, we're going to stay on this and olivia, let us know what happens because nothing can stop a marine who is motivated and this i hope is a call to action. >> right. thank
much help. we go to mexico city. >> reporter: various factors are in play here. it's a very good piece of news, the judge is going to consider this, whether it will be over by christmas, we don't know. perhaps by the new year. but hopefully by christmas. the important thing is to avoid the issue going to trial. it is scheduled for trial on the 17th of january. and a penalty is 15 years in prison. the thing is, this is a technicality. the shotgun -- it was 1 inch above -- below, sorry, shorter than itship -- should be. but it's an antique weapon. it can't be classified under modern terms. also, his lawyers should really be contacting the mexican national human rights commission about this chaining to a bed and chaining to a wall. his rights have been clearly violated in these cases. and these instances of him being chained. jon declared this weapon in good faith. so really, it's a question of common sense. plus the fact that incidents have been caused in the past when governments have stomped up and down and demanned things. really, i don't know what's happening with the state departmen
. >> mr. chairman, will the commission commit to negotiating new arrangements for the state department, canada and mexico as mentioned in paragraph 34 of the commission's notice of proposed rulemaking before repacking broadcast frequencies, yes or no? >> i am not sure of that provision but we are looking forward to work with canada and mexico. >> yes or no? >> i have to look at the provision. >> the law requires you to do it. >> we will comply with the law. >> i hope so. mr. chairman, section 6403-b-2 of the spectrum act requires the commission to, quote, make all reasonable efforts to preserve, of the day of enactment of this act, the coverage area and population served of each broadcast licensee as determined using the methodology described in o- et bulletin 69 of the office of engineering and technology. does the commission intend to define explicitly what such reasonable efforts will it constitute, yes or no? >> yes, it's part of our decision. >> mr. chairman, does the commission expect to have defined such reasonable efforts, yes or no? >> yes, it's part of our decision. >> mr. ch
as teenagers. they helped many new firefighters get their start. both funeral services for both men, both heroes, are underway today. gregg: mexico's violent drug cartels strengthening their hold on the drug trade north of the border. working directly with california's street and prison gangs, eliminating the need for the middleman and that is making the job of catching them even more dangerous for local law enforcement. adam housley is following this story live in los angeles. adam? >> reporter: gregg, a local and federal law enforcement have been warning about this trend for number of years about how the violence spills across the border and connections would spill across the border. that apparently has happened because a number of law enforcement agencies say the middleman is now gone. cartels are working with gangs directly and that has everybody concerned. from extortion screams to vicious violent crimes to working with southern california street gangs, are mexican cartels strengthening their grip in california. >> i would say yes. and what concerns me is the political shift in mexic
for a former marine, jailed for months in mexico on what his family says are trumped up charges. how they are fighting to bring him back home. >>> almost a century later new information on the hindenburg disaster. we'll look into what caused it with an expert, all "happening now." jon: and a good friday morning to you. the u.n. ambassador susan rice takes herself out of the running to be secretary of state, ending a long standoff with senate republican who is promised to fight her nomination. i'm jon scott. jenna: a big development there. hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. and the ambassador making it official in a letter to the president saying she didn't want her nomination to become anymore of a distraction. ambassador rice has been under fire as you know weeks after making statements about the deadly attack on our consulate in libya, originally calling the attack quote, spontaneous. she offered disclaimers in those statements. that term and way she described it, really under heavy criticism by her critics. in the weeks that followed the ambassador met with leading republicans to try t
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